Category Archives: Hacking

New FTC and IRS Scams to look out for

Summer Scams

New FTC and IRS Scams to look out for The FTC and IRS recently announced some summer scams which have been reported and what you can do to avoid and react to such events. Below we will outline each one and provide resources to ensure it doesn’t happen to you,… Read more »

YouTube Cyber Security Questions Answered: “Should I take CEH or OSCP first? What about CISSP?”

YouTube Cyber Security Questions

YouTube Cyber Security Questions Answered: “Should I take CEH or OSCP first? What about CISSP?” Our YouTube viewers are often actively working towards cyber security expertise and have great questions for us! Upon answering a question last week, I decided it may be nice to go into depth with some… Read more »

WannaCry Ransomware Roundup

WananCry Ransomware Roundup

On May 12, 2017, a new ransomware strain, deemed “WannaCry” (WannaCrypt), was found by Malwarebytes (an anti-malware software company). Programmed to run in 27 languages, the ransomware’s first major infection, which grabbed all our attention, was when it hit the National Health Service of Britain (NHS). British authorities said that… Read more »

Am I being hacked? 4 ways to tell if your system’s been compromised

am I being hacked

  Am I being hacked? 4 ways to tell if your system’s been compromised How do you tell if your computer or accounts have been hacked? Below are four, easy ways to tell if your system and/or accounts have been compromised. If you suspect your system or accounts are under… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: When your VPN is out to get you

#CyberHeadlines

#CyberHeadlines: When your VPN is out to get you Nicholas Deleon, writer at Motherboard, posted an article last week about a cyber fraud that targeted him recently. The story is perplexing, and comically written, and is a fun read (I recommend it). Deleon’s speculative reasoning suggests that new legislation allowing… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Operation Cloud Hopper- APT10 Hacks Target MSPs

hacks target msps

#CyberHeadlines: Operation Cloud Hopper- APT10 Hacks Target MSPs A new report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), in conjunction with BAE systems and PwC, details what they refer to as “one of the largest ever sustained global cyber espionage campaigns”. Using custom malware and spear phishing, Chinese hacker group… Read more »

#CyberHeadlines: Sophisticated Cyber Bank Thievery

#CyberHeadlines: Sophisticated Cyber Bank Thievery Last week, Kaspersky uncovered the first known case of “wholesale bank fraud”. Targeting 36 Brazilian banking sites last year, hackers changed the DNS (Domain Name System) registrations, controlling the bank’s website domains to direct users to phishing sites. It is believed that at the same… Read more »

Hacking History: The Mentor and The Hacker Manifesto

The Mentor and The Hacker Manifesto

Hacking History: The Mentor and The Hacker Manifesto Loyd “The Mentor” Blankenship was a second-generation Legion of Doom hacker, riding the BBS wave and hacking the telephone networks along with every other 1980’s hacker. Much like other Generation X hackers, Blankenship was very young (in high school) and didn’t respond… Read more »

How to become a Cyber Security Expert

How to become a Cyber Security Expert The cyber security job market is severely lacking in qualified applicants. Our mission is to help fill this skills-gap with quality cyber security training for recognized certifications as well as up-to-date threats and defense techniques. It is clear, however, that certifications are not… Read more »

Train-Up or Hire-In? The Pros and Cons of IT Security Training

training or hiring

Train-Up or Hire-In? The Pros and Cons of IT Security Training Whether you’ve been hit with an attack, or are just seeing all the breaches happening in the news daily, you may be concerned that your security tools are just not going to cut it anymore. Along with data security… Read more »